ski with kids sunset

Because we wanted to try skiing in Korea, I went into researching ski resorts and hot spas near Seoul. We wanted somewhere not too far from Seoul, to minimize travelling time, with good slopes. But as we were all new to skiing, I was also looking for gentle, baby slopes. Finally decided on Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park, which is about 1.5 hours away from Seoul. The Ski World at Vivaldi offers 12 slopes, the gentlest of which has an incline of only 5 degrees. We booked the family…

view from room plaza hotel seoul kidsonboard

We were in Hilton Millennium and 2 other resort hotels before we arrived at The Plaza Hotel Seoul. It was definitely the most well-designed and comfortable hotels of them all – this was our favorite stay in Seoul. We were greeted by an extremely friendly and helpful staff- known as Trainee Hong – and he remembered our family during our 3 days stay. Even the young lady staff, who was always standing around both exist doors, was so nice and share with us where to visit, and provided…

ping-le-gu-zhen-scenery

Ping Le Gu Zhen (ancient town) is located 65km from Chengdu city. We had our taxi driver, whom we met on arriving in Chengdu, take us on a day trip to this charming old town, which is about a 2-hour drive away. Ping Le Gu Zhen is famous for its range of well-preserved residential buildings and ancient temples, as well as historical streets. This water wheel, found by the river is supposedly a thousand years old. Many of the old houses have now been converted into shops, where…

BuddhaZen kids

Our family of four stayed here at the Buddha Zen Hotel in 2009, when the hotel had only been opened for a few months. This is a beautiful boutique hotel, one my hubby and I (both frequent business travellers) were impressed with. Our stay here was in fact one of the highlights of our Chengdu experience! A quick check on Tripadvisor seem to confirm that the standard of service had been maintained over the years. Of note, this hotel is owned by a Shanghai businessman, himself a staunch…